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This Is the Hydrant that Tiger Woods Hit

11/27/2009 6:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

What a lovely looking fire hydrant -- that is, until Tiger Woods ran it over early this morning.

Tiger Woods

This is a photo taken two years ago. Based on news footage of the scene, this is the exact fire hydrant Tiger smacked into before finally hitting a tree.

Tiger survived the accident -- the hydrant did not.

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16.

Theresa I.    

And yet another innocent bystander in the world of the rich athletes. Such a crying pity!

How about he just lost control momentarily and hit the hydrant? Oh! Wait! That would not be exciting or as corrupting as the suicide attempt b/c he was cheating and was caught, theory. I think he was just practicing a golf-stunt. Set a ball on top of the hydrant, hop into your 2009 SUV, hit the hydrant wit said SUV and see if you can get a hole in one.

1706 days ago
17.

Lee in Oceanside    

The guy is human. Give him a break.

1706 days ago
18.

rainbow4321    

13. Wut the hell...why is the hydrant so close to the driveway?

Posted at 5:01PM on Nov 27th 2009 by marty

Judging by the hou$eS in that neighborhood, maybe each house comes with it's OWN fire hydrant.
The closer one's house is to a fire hydrant, usually house owner insurances get a discount of some sort. Guess that homeowner just lost his discount :> For now, anyway!

1706 days ago
19.

Lee in Oceanside    

Is this the fairway to post about someone who had a bad stroke of luck? This golfer has a lot of green so he becomes fodder of coarse. Thank God he did'nt kill an eagle or a birdie. The SPCA would have had a field day. I hope Tiger doesn't get too teed off with this post. Where once stood a fire hydrant is now......a hole in one part of his lawn.

1706 days ago
20.

Wally    

Hmmm, the driveway and the road in THIS photo meet at about a 90 degree angle. However, the photo from the news feed shows the hit hydrant was near a driveway that meets the road in a broad arc/curve (not 90 degrees). Either the driveway was re-done, or this isnt the same hydrant.

1706 days ago
21.

vintagewhatever    

DIVORCE. It's been reported he has always cheated. Why bother getting married? He is going to lose some money (not much by his standards) unlimited time with his kids and his reputation. Why not stay single? He's no George Clooney, but he could find plenty of women to date. His kids will be deeply hurt by this for the rest of their lives. Why do that to anyone, much less to children?

1706 days ago
22.

Elischeo Vera    

Being a celebrity and famous must have its price. Lots of pressure, rumors, lies, etc. Tiger is an outstanding citizen and got in a fender bender but its blown out of proportion because of who he is. If it was any of the " thousands " of fender benders that occur daily would you get in all their business? Of course not so why bother trying to figure it out. Stay tuned.... and you'll find out what really happened instead of speculating!

1705 days ago
23.

more pictures    

1705 days ago
24.

marty    

Don't you know all how to read? The picture says it is a 2 year old photo.A lot of things might have happen, like the FD moved the hydrant farther or closer. Who knows, only he knows, leave him alone. For all I know he has enough cash to do that.

1705 days ago
25.

trex-7    

Here's my theory:

They fought about his affair, and he jumped in the car to go for a ride to cool off. Wifey goes running after him and gets a club out of the garage. She smashes the rear window in a rage and he gets scared and floors it while looking in the mirror and looses control. (Why would she break the rear window to get him out? Do they think we're idiots?)

I hope there was a well written pre-nup for Tiger.

1705 days ago
26.

rainbow4321    

33. Here's my theory:

They fought about his affair, and he jumped in the car to go for a ride to cool off. Wifey goes running after him and gets a club out of the garage. She smashes the rear window in a rage and he gets scared and floors it while looking in the mirror and looses control. (Why would she break the rear window to get him out? Do they think we're idiots?)

I hope there was a well written pre-nup for Tiger.


Posted at 10:19PM on Nov 27th 2009 by trex-7

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Hopefully the cops went and looked at HIS driveway to see if there was any glass particles...sounds like they say he crashed just down the street from his house (given he got up to 30+ mph). Probably too late NOW to look cuz anything that was there has been swept and dumped.
Weird, though, to think she heard the crash, went outside, saw it was him, ran BACK inside, found a club, and ran back out to the SUV. Granted newer cars that that "doors lock when you turn the car on and accelerate" deal so that's why the doors were locked. But this whole thing smells.
The cops at the scene say it was highway patrol's job to do an alcohol test. The ER *should* have done a level, also, unless they were told not to do so. So even if the all the cops didn't do one, they should have one from the ER visit. If they are any good, there should have been a complete tox panel in with the alcohol level.

1705 days ago
27.

Jeeem    

On Yahoo I read a post from another guy who said this:

Mrs. Woods is pissed over the Rachel Uchitel thing. Her and Tiger boy have a big fight that gets relatively nasty. Tiger boy, not wanting the scene to erupt any further and risk somebody calling the cops, thus destroying his precious PRIVACY, hops into his Caddy SUV and heads out...where? Anybody's guess. Then Mrs. Woods comes barreling out of the house holding what? Is that a golf club? Gotta be millions of the things laying around their pad...She catches up with him at the end of the driveway (No airbags were deployed, indicating speed well under 33 mph), swings, and it's a hit! She smashes in the back window with the club, which startles Tiger boy, who hits the accelerator and Zoom! Off he goes, all jabberwhaky, and smashes into the fire hydrant, bounces off, and hits the neighbors tree.

Take it from there.

I thought that scenario was particularly plausible because A: It's freaking 2:25 in the damn morning. B: The Rachel Uchitel thingy was released just days before this accident. C: Tiger boy, not unlike other highly paid, wealthy sports figures with fancy shmancy wives, leads a life nobody really knows about (especially since it's been duly noted he is ridiculously private) until something like this happens. D: Apparently alcohol was not a factor in this little fender bender.

Jeeem

1705 days ago
28.

J.D    

How come No breathalizer test????? Oh I forgot--He's RICH & FAMOUS. Talk about a double standard !!!!!!!

1705 days ago
29.

Holly    

Post # 23 by Mikos sounds about right.If Mrs T Woods, heard the crash from inside the mansion as reported, why would she grab a golf club. She most probably would have just rushed to his aid. Something smells fishy here.

1705 days ago
30.

Jacob    

Was that picture from TMZ? Hell if I know. If only they could have put some enormous, distracting watermark over the picture...

1705 days ago
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